Review ~ Wickedly Spirited by Deborah Blake @DeborahBlake

Posted September 11, 2017 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 2 Comments

Review ~ Wickedly Spirited by Deborah Blake @DeborahBlakeWickedly Spirited by Deborah Blake
Series: Baba Yaga #3.5
Published by Intermix, Penguin on September 19, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 58
2.5 Stars
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Jazz, the powerfully magical teen first introduced in Wickedly Powerful, is now being trained as a Baba Yaga--and she's determined to free the Broken Riders herself.

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When I saw that we were going to get a look back into the Baba Yaga world after all the devastation that played out in Wickedly Powerful, I was really excited. I knew Jazz was just a Baba Yaga trainee, but I was hoping to see all the Baba Yagas and that would make the story more adult. I was kind of worried that this novella was going to pop in some YA. While I had that worry, my curiosity got the better of me and I had to know what Jazz was up to.

Wickedly Spirited tells the story of Jazz and her determination to return the Riders to their Immortal selves. She didn’t even really know them, just saw the aftermath in Wickedly Powerful, but yet she had it in her head that she was going to rescue them from their fate. She also wanted to prove that she was more advanced than Bella was treating her. Basically we were all about a teenager trying to be an adult. As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for!

I was definitely surprised at how short this novella was, but that expectation stemmed from my hope of more involvement by the other Baba Yagas. It was a little disappointing that it seemed to be more of a teenage rebellion story, but again that is based on what I was expecting. If you are interested to see what happens to our little Baba Yaga in training, then you definitely must read to see the outcome. I don’t think that this could lead to future books, but was a little taste to satisfy missing the series.

About Deborah Blake

Deborah is the author of nine non-fiction books on modern witchcraft from Llewellyn and the Baba Yaga series from Berkley Romance, including Wickedly Magical (novella), Wickedly Dangerous, and Wickedly Wonderful, Wickedly Ever After (novella), and Wickedly Powerful, plus an urban fantasy, Veiled Magic.

Deborah lives in a 120 year old farmhouse in upstate NY with four cats, and runs an artists’ cooperative shop when she’s not writing. She believes in magic, laughter, chocolate, and wine. The order may change depending on the day.

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